TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Police are searching for a suspectallegedly responsible for the stabbing death of a clerk at an AM/PM in the7600 block of E. Tanque Verde Road.
According to the Tucson PoliceDepartment, the victim was discovered with stab wounds at the store just after 1 a.m. onMay 17. He was transported to a local hospital and later succumbedto his injuries.
Erick Bridges, 22, has beenidentified as the victim. Next of kin has been notified.
Upon further investigation, homicideunit detectives determined that the suspect and the clerk were involved in ashort confrontation before the victim was supposedly stabbed with an unknownobject.
According to police, the suspect thenfled the scene. A customer found the clerk and called 911.
The suspect is described as aCaucasian or Hispanic male in his early twenties. He is between 5'7" and 5'8"tall with a thin build.
Detectives have recovered a greyhooded sweatshirt and a dark colored backpack believed to belong to thesuspect.
The Tucson Police Department isasking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information is urged to call911 or 88-CRIME.